On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1999

Historical Events

  • #21 University of Alabama football team beats #3 Florida, 40-39 in overtime to snap the Gators' 30-game home win streak; future Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander crosses for 4 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide
  • Atlanta Thrashers play first regular-season game in franchise history, a 4-1 loss to the visiting NJ Devils, before a crowd of 18,545 at Philips Arena; Kelly Buchberger scores first goal in Thrashers history

NHL Record

Boston's Ray Bourque becomes highest goal-scoring defenseman in NHL history; 386th career goal in Bruins' 3-1 win v Carolina Hurricanes moves him 1 ahead of Paul Coffey


Famous Weddings

Rob Thomas

"Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California

Famous Deaths

  • Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
1999 Highlights

About October 2, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra